One year after graduating (Sort of)

So technically I didn’t graduate until November as thats when Sheffield Hallam do there graduations ( should explain the coats). So unlike everyone else my graduation was cold and I completely regretted not wearing tights.

Anyway, I did however finish in July last year so maybe one year since finishing uni would of been a better title, it just didn’t sound as good.

So around this time last year I got my results that I would be finishing university with a 2:1 in Psychology. At the time I was thrilled as I had been concerned I wasn’t going to do as well as I did.

Throughout this last year I have had many ideas of what I wanted to do but none ever felt right.

I spend most of the last year still living in Sheffield with my boyfriend in our tiny 1 bed flat, working at a bank. Not exactly what I had in mind when I finished university. It was okay though, it was meant to be my year to ‘figure out’ exactly what I wanted to do. But that didn’t happen.

First it was doing a masters I started to research different Universities looking at what I wanted to do. Then I decided that wasn’t for me, and started looking at graduate schemes including the company I was already working for but that just didn’t seem right either. Then I went back to wanting to do a masters again at the beginning of this year. Applied to a few Universities and got some offers. But then decided again I don’t think thats the right path for me, so I’m back to square one.

I am now unsure if I even want to do anything related to my degree. Which a few months ago made me question the point of my degree. Did I just waste 3 years of my life? Get into a load of debt for no reason? But I don’t think I did because god knows I may change my mind again. Plus I still learnt a lot even if I may never go into anything exactly related.

One of the hardest parts is comparing yourself to other people. With my graduation being in November by then most of my friends had started there graduate jobs or further education. Sometimes it’s hard to see everyone around you having success in what they are wanting when you’re stuck not knowing what you want.

The important thing is to realise that we are all different and some people find what they want and hit their goals quicker than others.

If you’d asked me a year ago where I’d be today it definitely wouldn’t be where I currently am but thats fine. Life doesn’t always go exactly how you imagined. I’m enjoying myself and having fun and currently that’s the most important thing to me.

I’m now currently back at home still not really knowing what I want to do with my life and learning that thats okay. Still trying to figure out what I want. Hopefully I will figure it out soon but I’ll be okay if I don’t.